This is a video for my latest song called “At It Till I’m Gone.” I know I do a lot of tracks about sticking with this music thing forever, but you have to understand it weighs heavy on my mind. lol. The song is a free download, so please visit Soundcloud or the Free Music Archive to download the free track and add it to your playlists. If you like it, please share it!!
This music video would’ve been so much better if I had some ladies willing to be in it! I originally had some pretty cool ideas for making a sexy video, but I don’t know anyone that would’ve volunteered. Plus I’m not sure I would’ve been able to keep a straight face for my scenes, haha. Instead I decided to do a lyric video, which is a very tedious process. I was hoping to make it have cool fonts and movement like you see in professional lyric videos, but I just don’t have the capability. I was very happy with how it turned out though. Huge thanks to my friend Katy for loaning me a pair of her high heels (btw I used the magic of Photoshop to change them from brown to bright red) to use. I came up with the smoke effect idea at the last minute and I love how it looks.
This song was inspired by all the sexy ladies I’ve seen dancing on the runway. I wanted to make something I could picture them strutting out to in the clubs. If you or anyone you know are dancers and need some music to work to, please use this song! Here’s to all those fine women in nothing but h-e-e-l-s…
This is the music video for “Tell Me Something (That I Don’t Know)” from Looking Out For Texas. The song is about the frustration of a daily routine that seems to never change and how I’d desperately love to shake things up. I’m sure you can relate in some way. I’m grateful to have a job of course, but I’m dying for more than just sitting in an office everyday until I’m 65.
The music video was a lot of fun to shoot. I knew from the start that I wanted to find some payphones to use for my verses, it just seemed like that would be a random, funny and surprising prop to use in 2015. Since I was going the payphone route, I decided to go to Goodwill and find an old school cordless phone as well, I found one for $4. Everything else was made up on the fly as usual.
I went over to SHELLZ’s house to film his scenes and employ him to be the cameraman for mine, but since Boss Taylor and Anthony were over there I asked them to be in the video as well. Originally there would’ve been no action, but we came up with the head slam scene on the spot (in typical guerrilla video shooting fashion). The lighting in that dining area was great. Just lucked out on that. Also, I planned to shoot each verse at a different payphone and have me progressively moving across the city to SHELLZ, but unfortunately one of the three was too dark (which you can see in the outtakes at the end) so I scrapped that one. With that being the case I decided to just mix the best shots from the remaining two payphones throughout the three verses. The lighting was great for those, so I sacrificed continuity for the sake of good footage.
By the way if you’re curious, cops tend to drive by slowly and more than once when they see three guys at a payphone of a closed gas station on Villa Maria at 4am. I really hope you enjoy the video (don’t take it too seriously), but more importantly I hope you enjoy the song! Get the album if you haven’t already.
This is the first music video from my album Looking Out For Texas. The song is about the fact that as long as I’m breathing I’ll be making this music and chasing down a dream. I had grown my hair out for a year (sort of a 1/3 of a life crisis, 30th birthday panic thing), and I wanted to make sure I used that in a video before I chopped it off and went back to looking presentable. I had fun making the video with the “cooking up new music” gimmick. Pretty cheesy humor, but that’s right up my alley. I hope you get a grin out of the video and a jam out of the song.
This video comes pretty late but as the saying goes, “better late than never.” The song is “I’d Rather Be a Lone Star” from my 2013 album Perseverance featuring Boss Taylor and SHELLZ. We shot this video back in 2013, but I didn’t realize until we were done just how prominent the wrinkles were in my brand new, giant Texas flag. I had tried everything to smooth it out and apparently I still fell short. Anyway, I waited and waited hoping we’d get a chance to re-shoot the flag scenes, but that never happened. I finally decided to just finish the edits and put this one out regardless of my OCD about the wrinkled flag. Hope y’all enjoy it and share it!
Here’s the first music video from “Slow Nights. Fast Food.” This song is called “Texas A-V-E” and if you’ve ever lived in Bryan/College Station, you know how important this road is. Ever since I was old enough to drive I’ve loved cruising Texas Avenue. Not because there are a bunch of hot spots popping off all the time, but because it’s one long, main drag between the twin cities. It makes for a simple drive and I always use it as an excuse to get out of the apartment when I’m going stir crazy, or just to clear my mind if needed. This song has a similar sound to “Welcome to the Presentation” only I’m shouting out streets this time instead of businesses. I’ve always loved making songs about the experience of living in B/CS and I’m so proud of how this one turned out. I was especially happy with how well the High School and College names came together in the third verse.
I had this track ready to put on “Perseverance,” but I did a fan-vote for track selection on that album and this one wasn’t picked. Huge thanks to G-Bird for driving while I got footage from the passenger window, and SHELLZ for filming me during my verses. I wish we had picked a less humid night to roll with the windows down! Editing this vid was a beast. I accidentally shot WAY too much footage and spent two days trying to condense the best stuff into 4 minutes. There are a ton of other signs/places I could’ve thrown in if there was room. This one is for my fellow 979ers! If you cruise Texas Avenue then I hope you’ll blast this from your speakers while you do it!